Very productive work place all down to individual officers professionalism.
Risk management officer (Current Employee) – Newcastle upon Tyne – 9 July 2018
Northumbria police is a very professional organisation and I was always very proud to be part of it however due to recent government cut backs I find it impossible to continue in a safeguarding role as the changes proposed by senior officers in my opinion will leave vulnerable people at risk of serious harm this I cannot support.
None at this time due to government austerity measures
Intelligence Officer (Former Employee) – Gateshead and Newcastle – 23 May 2018
The Police have set challenges which are realistic. Members all work as a team when it is possible. However, officers mainly work as individuals which bring on many challenges. During my career courses whithin the organisation were available and most considered hard, that is the nature of the service. Management accepted this and were always on hand to assist where possible, their guidance was always given in their own time. Work place culture was always set to a high standard. There was no tolerance
The hardest part of Police work is the constant paperwork which never ends. There is a belief outside the Police that when you have an arrest you concentrate on that until all the paperwork is completed. That is so far from the truth. During my career it was not uncommon to have a list of 20 plus crimes in your queue which all needed investigating, all with closing dates and all have to be timely updated, these had to be carefully balanced remembering that during a normal working day you still had patrols, meetings, and a steady flow of more crimes dropping into your queue. Police work is hard work .
There a a definate saticfaction at the end of all this paperwork, such as a successful convctions, Meeting tghe public which in my opinion are very nice, even some of the offenders are actually human. Officers must remember to not Dehumanise offenders as some have just fallen to the wayside.
Police constable (Current Employee) – Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear – 4 February 2018
The police is one of the best jobs. However in recent times, it has become ever demanding and trying to protect the public is proving more difficult to achieve given the horrendous reduction in monies invested in the police by the home office. Despite these challenges, it is rewarding when we get justice for those who deserve it.
Challenging and rewarding job
The expectitions of the public given the resources the police have to meet the demand.
Customer Enquiry Clerk (Former Employee) – Whickham Police Station, Newcastle Upon Tyne – 6 September 2017
Providing public facing reception service to members of the public/internal customers. Learning how to address local priorities and quality of life issues assisting with problems. I had good supportive management. The hardest part of my job was my shift pattern only getting one day off after working several days. The most enjoyable part of my job was helping people.
Work Experience Placement (Former Employee) – Newcastle upon Tyne – 14 August 2017
I was on this job for a week as this was my high school work experience placement so there was no pay, it was the first insight into real working life and showed my how organised and on the ball you have to be. The people i worked with during this time were always helpful and would give me help when needed. i was lucky enough todo and see some amazing things on this job.
Detective Sergeant (Former Employee) – Serious and Organised Crime Unit – 22 June 2016
Working as an individual within a team of colleagues with differing skills, we would investigate the crimes of the most organised criminals in the UK. We would anticipate, confuse, investigate, engage and finally confront these persons who would use the vagaries of the law to avoid prosecution and conviction.
I learned not to be cynical, to appreciate the skills of others and when necessary to appropriately challenge the ideas of managers with a view to achieving successful conclusions.
Being allowed the confidence to make decisions. Working with well motivated and dynamic thinkers.
Intelligence Analyst (Current Employee) – Gateshead – 18 June 2016
Work as an intelligence analyst working to identify and help serial victims of domestic violence. My role is to identify and profile these individuals by researching various police systems, documenting their experiences of abuse and crime, whilst searching for noticeable aspects of their lifestyle relevant to their unfortunate circumstances. I then present these profiles at weekly multi agency meetings.
I enjoy this role but would like to progress within my career and would like a job involving more investigate or intelligence work.
public protection unit (Current Employee) – Newcastle upon Tyne – 18 March 2016
Their is no typical day working for Northumbria Police a fast paced role working with all cultures.
Key tasks of the Job Liaise with partner agencies Criminal Prosecution Service, Witness Care Unit, Courts. Meet, direct and manage persistent Youth Offenders Utilising National Computer Systems and Force Systems. Manage Bail including curfew checks and the preparation of breach statements And the enforcement of warrants. Provide a central point of contact for Criminal Justice partners through the exchange of information. Intelligence and knowledge sharing to enable the efficient management of offenders. Prepare statements and evidence and attend court when required.
Retired Police Officer (Former Employee) – Northumbria, ENG – 20 November 2015
Northumbria Police has changed a lot since 1985 when I first joined, this is mainly due to budget cuts. The cuts have lead to smaller numbers of officers however the comradeship and professionalism of the staff keep morale high in difficult circumstances, this is assisted by a very good Chief Constable.